Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Jason Wise's sommelier documentary Somm was a sleeper hit a few years ago. Now the director is back with his even-more-ambitious Somm: Into the Bottle. Watch an exclusive clip above, and read on for behind-the-scenes details from Wise.

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Syrah reaches its highest expression in France's northern Rhône Valley, and particularly on the ancient hill of Hermitage.

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The holidays are here, parties are abundant, and wine is necessary. With that in mind, here are executive wine editor Ray Isle's top 10 wine values of 2015.

 

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The recent eruption of Mount Etna shot plumes of fiery lava high into the sky. But what happens if you are a winemaker on the volcano's slopes?

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Recently I sat down with Joel Peterson, founder and longtime winemaker of Ravenswood Winery, to taste through the winery’s new single-vineyard releases and chat a bit about Zinfandel in general.

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E. Guigal is one of the most famous producers of Rhône wines. Ray Isle recently sat down with winemaker Philippe Guigal to taste several vintages of the winery's acclaimed (and super-expensive) Château d'Ampuis Côte Rôtie, as well as some of Guigal's more affordable—and very impressive—other bottlings.

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Wine Intel

The 2012 Bordeaux vintage is a mixed bag, but there are some great wines to be found, particularly in Pomerol, St-Émilion and Pessac-Léognan—and even some surprising values.

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Expert Guide

Italian reds are absolutely the way to go with pasta Bolognese. Here are three different types of wines to try.

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Bottle Service

Recently, winemakers around the world have created a superpopular new wine category simply labeled “red blend,” made with unidentified grapes from unspecified regions.

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One Case Wonder

Denver's McLain Hedges and Mary Wright spend their days recommending bottles in their fantastic shop, The Proper Pour. Here, they recommend 12 wines that are a great fit for any sort of party.

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